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Motivational Letter

Are you interested in using motivational interviewing principles to encourage treatment attendance? This letter can be personalized for individual clients who’ve

Are you interested in using motivational interviewing principles to encourage treatment attendance? This letter can be personalized for individual clients who’ve scheduled their first session to discuss gambling-related problems. Dr. Rory Pfund and his colleagues have found, in a randomized controlled trial, that it increases the likelihood that clients will attend the first session. We thank Dr. Pfund for sharing this resource.

Problem Gambling Among Military Service Members and Veterans

Welcome to “Problem Gambling Among Military Service Members and Veterans: Insights from Lived Experience and Research.” This interview is hosted

Welcome to “Problem Gambling Among Military Service Members and Veterans: Insights from Lived Experience and Research.” This interview is hosted by Dr. Heather Gray, Director of Academic Affairs at the Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance. Dr. Gray interviews Mr. Dave Yeager and Dr. Shane Kraus. Mr. Dave Yeager is a US Army veteran in recovery for compulsive gambling. He is active in the prevention and recovery support communities. Currently pursuing a Masters of Social Work, Mr. Yeager co-chairs the National Council on Problem Gambling’s Military Committee. Dr. Shane Kraus is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is interested in using behavioral, epidemiological, and neurobiological methods to assess factors that contribute to the development of addictive behaviors and other co-occurring psychiatric disorders among high-risk groups, including US military veterans.

Project Build Up

Project Build Up (PBU) is a program designed to strengthen the capacity of the workforce in outpatient substance use and gambling treatment

Project Build Up (PBU) is a program designed to strengthen the capacity of the workforce in outpatient substance use and gambling treatment agencies to provide or promote gambling treatment services, with an emphasis on addressing the disproportionate impact of problem gambling on communities of color.  

PBU is a Grant and Technical Assistance Initiative sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s (MDPH) Office of Problem Gambling Services (OPGS) and administered by Health Resources in Action (HRiA). To apply for this opportunity please reach out to projectbuildup@hria.org

Casino Gambling And The Boston Chinatown Community: A Conversation With Dr. Carolyn Wong

Ask An Expert: How Can Providers Better Promote and Provide Problem Gambling Services to Asian American Community Members. Dr. Carolyn

Ask An Expert: How Can Providers Better Promote and Provide Problem Gambling Services to Asian American Community Members. Dr. Carolyn Wong is a Research Associate at the University of Massachusetts, Boston’s Institute for Asian American Studies. In this video, Dr. Wong discusses the relationship between the gambler, the game, and the social and physical environment as it pertains to casino gambling in the Boston Chinatown community. She also discusses Chinese family values and the role of family in the treatment process.

Marylin Marquez Beckley

Welcome to the supplemental learning for the Project Build-Up Learning Academy: Promoting and Providing Problem Gambling Services to Latinx Communities.

Welcome to the supplemental learning for the Project Build-Up Learning Academy: Promoting and Providing Problem Gambling Services to Latinx Communities. This video is hosted by Dr. Heather Gray, Director of Academic Affairs at the Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance. In this video, Dr. Gray interviews Ms. Marylin Marquez Beckley about problem gambling prevention and treatment. Ms. Beckley is a bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor in Washington, DC. She has over nine years of experience offering counseling that focuses on healing and resiliency towards challenges faced from trauma and anxiety, specifically related to political violence, immigration, community/gang violence, sexual abuse/assault, violence against women and children, human trafficking, and cybersex trafficking with the Latinx immigrant population and other minority cultures.

Dr. Alexia DeLeon

Welcome to the supplemental learning for the Project Build-Up Learning Academy: Promoting and Providing Problem Gambling Services to Latinx Communities.

Welcome to the supplemental learning for the Project Build-Up Learning Academy: Promoting and Providing Problem Gambling Services to Latinx Communities. This video is hosted by Ms. Caitlyn Fong, Community Health Educator at the Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance. In this video, Ms. Fong interviews Dr. Alexia DeLeon about historical trauma and culturally responsive care for Latinx individuals experiencing problem gambling. Dr. DeLeon is an Assistant Professor and Program Director at Lewis & Clark College for the Professional Mental Health Counseling – Addictions Specialization program. She was the founding director of Lewis & Clark’s Latino Problem Gambling Services program that launched in 2017 and served over 75 clients in its first year of operation. She has been involved in providing treatment for those impacted by addiction and recovery for many years. 

Jose Garcia

Welcome to the supplemental learning for the Project Build-Up Learning Academy: Promoting and Providing Problem Gambling Services to Latinx Communities.

Welcome to the supplemental learning for the Project Build-Up Learning Academy: Promoting and Providing Problem Gambling Services to Latinx Communities. This video is hosted by Ms. Nakita Sconsoni, Community Health Educator at the Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance. In this video, Ms. Sconsoni interviews Mr. Jose Garcia about the impacts of legalized land-based and online gambling on the Latinx community. Mr. Garcia has been the Director of culturally-specific and linguistic services at New Horizons Programs since 2003. He has been in the gambling and addictions field for 27 years. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Mental Health and Addiction Certification Board of Oregon. Mr. Garcia is the chair of the Hispanic Advisory Committee for the City of Hermiston, Oregon, where he works with local and state representatives. He has been a member of the Multicultural Advisory Committee on Problem Gambling at the Oregon Health Authority in Salem, Oregon for 14 years.

Dr. Mary Cuadrado

Welcome to the supplemental learning for the Project Build-Up Learning Academy: Promoting and Providing Problem Gambling Services to Latinx Communities.

Welcome to the supplemental learning for the Project Build-Up Learning Academy: Promoting and Providing Problem Gambling Services to Latinx Communities. This video is hosted by Ms. Kira Landauer, Community Health Educator at the Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance. In this video, Ms. Landauer interviews Dr. Mary Cuadrado about reasons why Hispanic individuals call problem gambling helplines and its implications for problem gambling services. Dr. Cuadrado is currently a professor and administrator at Mercy College in New York State. She has been in academia for over 30 years at various universities throughout the United States. Her area of expertise is addictions – including alcohol, drugs, and gambling – with a particular focus on the Hispanic experience. As a Fulbright Scholar, she conducted research on recruitment and retention techniques used among drug and alcohol treatment programs throughout Mexico to learn best practices to reach Hispanics in the United States. She has worked in a variety of settings as an evaluator of addictions treatment programs. She was on the Board of the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling for over a decade. Dr. Cuadrado has published in top addictions and criminal justice journals and co-authored the book Traditional Family Values and Substance Abuse.

Practice Guidelines For Treating Gambling-related Problems: An Evidence-based Treatment Guide For Clinicians

In order to view this webinar, please sign in with an email address no separate login is required. Evidence-based practice

In order to view this webinar, please sign in with an email address no separate login is required. Evidence-based practice guidelines rest upon research, clinical expertise and patient characteristics. This presentation will cover what this means for treating gambling-related problems. Using evidence from a recent empirical review of the literature, Dr. LaPlante will review treatment approaches that have high quality, developing, and limited empirical evidence supporting their efficacy. This presentation will provide information about the tools and strategies that research indicates are most likely to work, areas in need of additional scientific consideration and the implications for people with gambling-related problems.

Originated from: International Center for Responsible Gaming

Our Voices Matter: Using Lived Experience to Promote Equity in Problem Gambling Prevention

The field of problem gambling has been historically disconnected from the community experience of gambling and people of color, leading

The field of problem gambling has been historically disconnected from the community experience of gambling and people of color, leading to a lack of integration of those with lived experience into programming. The aim of this article is to describe community-centered efforts to prevent and mitigate harm from problem gambling in Massachusetts—including a pilot program, the Massachusetts Ambassador Project, which is grounded within public health and lived experience frameworks.

Originated from: Current Addiction Reports

Expressions of Addiction

Expressions of Addiction is an exhibit of original photographic portraits that depict people during various stages and expressions of addiction.

Expressions of Addiction is an exhibit of original photographic portraits that depict people during various stages and expressions of addiction. Each portrait includes a biographical information about each subject derived from in person interviews. These photographs are part of an exhibition that will help the public better understand addiction by reaching thousands through gallery exhibitions, television programming, and the internet.

About these resources

The M-TAC resource library contains a variety of tools, articles, and videos that can help providers and others better understand problem gambling.

Some resources are intended for providers to implement best practices and build their capacity to treat problem gambling.

Resources address problem gambling screening, assessment, treatment, tools, special populations (such as veterans and youth), social determinants, and health and racial equity. 

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